Arihant completes India’s nuclear triad & serves as a credible strategic deterrence

Arihant completes India’s nuclear triad & serves as a credible strategic deterrence Article: The article discusses the significance of Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant. The submarine has recently returned from its first deterrence patrol, completing the establishment of the India’s survivable nuclear triad. Important analysis About INS Arihant INS Arihant is India’s first… Continue reading Arihant completes India’s nuclear triad & serves as a credible strategic deterrence

HAL trainer clears crucial spin test

HAL trainer clears crucial spin test News: HTT-40, the indigenously-built basic trainer aircraft has cleared its first spin test . Important Facts: A few more tests are due to follow before the aircraft can get its operational certification, likely in mid-2019. The HTT-40, will join the 75 Swiss Pilatus PC-7 Mark II trainers that are… Continue reading HAL trainer clears crucial spin test

Army fire power gets booster shot

Army fire power gets booster shot News: The Army recently inducted M777 Ultra Light Howitzers, K9 Vajra-T self-propelled artillery gun, common gun tower giving a boost to the defence capabilities. Important Facts: About M777 Ultra Light Howitzers: This is the first artillery gun systems in three decades after the Bofors guns procured from Sweden in… Continue reading Army fire power gets booster shot

India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol

India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol News: INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, has completed its first “deterrence patrol”, operationalising India’s nuclear triad. Important Facts: The INS Arihant completes India’s nuclear triad by adding maritime strike capability to land- and air-based delivery platforms. All the big… Continue reading India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol

A flawed defence procurement policy

A flawed defence procurement policy Article In the backdrop of the recent Rafael controversy, the article discusses the issues with the offset guidelines of India’s defence procurement policy. Important analysis: Defence Procurement Procedure, 2016, (DPP):  It aims to develop world-class domestic defence and aerospace industry by promoting indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment,… Continue reading A flawed defence procurement policy

IAF gets first overhauled Sukhoi

IAF gets first overhauled Sukhoi News: In a major step towards improving the availability rate of the backbone of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter fleet, the IAF’s Base Repair Depot (BRD), in Ojhar, Maharashtra has successfully overhauled a Su-30 MKI aircraft. Important Facts: 2. During the overhaul, the aircraft was stripped completely and rebuilt… Continue reading IAF gets first overhauled Sukhoi